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Have you ever asked why are Harley-Davidson Motorcycles So Loud?
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Anyone who’s ever witnessed a poker run knows that Harley-Davidson motorcycles are really, really loud. And since not everyone thinks that’s a good thing, in recent years, there have been efforts to stifle them. Straight off the line today, Harley exhaust systems can emit noise as high as 80 decibels (dBs), give or take depending […]

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Is This the Tesla of Motorcycles? | Energica Motor Company!
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LONDON (CNNMoney) — An Italian company is determined to become the Tesla of motorcycles. The Modena-based Energica Motor Company makes all-electric racing bikes that can go from 0 to 60 in under three seconds, and reach a top speed of 150 miles per hour. If you don’t know much about motorcycles, three seconds is pretty […]

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Motorcycle Manufacturer Mission Motors Goes Bankrupt
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Despite developing one of the best electric motorcycles in the industry, electric superbike manufacturer Mission Motors Has filed for bankruptcy. A few months ago, I wrote an article highlighting seven electric motorcycle companies that were innovative enough to be worth keeping an eye on. One of those companies was Mission Motors, an electric superbike startup […]

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LeBron James rides and owns motorcycles? Hmmm…
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LeBron James owns and rides a pair of motorcycles, and people within the team have spoken to him about them. LeBron James has a prized pair of motorcycles, and he says that someone with the team has taken notice. James was speaking to GQ about his Harley Davidson and Can-Am Spider. He clarified that he […]

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Four Fun Middleweight Motorcycles COMPARISON TEST
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These four bikes—the Ducati Hypermotard, Kawasaki Versys 650, MV Agusta Brutale Dragster and Suzuki GSX-R750—prove that middleweight fun can be had in four distinct flavors. Are you one of these people who won’t crack a smile unless you’re on an open-class bike? If so, you probably haven’t ridden any of these middleweights. Each of these […]

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Are motorcycles really more dangerous than cars?
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There’s a reason besides looking good that motorcyclists gear up in leather and Kevlar before hitting the road. They know what safety data backs up: Besides keeping riders comfortable in the elements, wearing proper riding gear every time — especially helmets — will improve the chances of surviving an accident [source: National Highway Traffic Safety […]

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Ten motorcycles that remind us why we miss two-strokes
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During the last 20 years two-stroke motorcycles have practically vanished from the streets, substituted by cleaner, safer and more reliable four-strokes. Their demise is unquestionably a good thing when it comes to air quality in big cities, but despite this many people still miss them, seeking solace in restorations and custom builds. For those who […]

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Victory introduces its first electric motorcycle!
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Victory Motorcycles has turned a new page by unveiling its first fully electric motorcycle. The 2016 Empulse TT is a road-legal electric streetbike based on Brammo’s Empulse R. The company’s entry into the electric market follows its successful participation at the 2015 Isle of Man TT Zero race, where its Empulse-powered racebike emerged as the […]

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Indian Motorcycles Celebrates the Diamond Anniversary of …
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Indian Motorcycles Press Release: Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, is announcing its power-packed itinerary for the upcoming 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Started in 1938 by Indian Motorcycle dealer J.C. “Pappy” Hoel, close to 1 million attendees are expected this year in recognition of this important milestone for the Rally, which formally runs August […]

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Chris Pratt’s Jurassic World motorcycle set for auction (video)
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For a movie ostensibly about escaping dinosaurs that were running amok, the makers of Jurassic World certainly weren’t afraid to include some vehicular eye-candy with all of the special effects. The film devoted some screen time to a host of rugged products from Mercedes-Benz, including a debut for the GLE-Class Coupe. However, when it came […]

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SWM Motorcycles unveils first new lineup in 30 years
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Speedy Working Motors (SWM) has used the Italian round of the World Enduro Championship (WEC) in Bergamo to introduce its new range of street and off-road motorcycles. With seven new models in the pipeline, the Italian company plans to start production this month with a 650 cc enduro bike. Founded in 1971, SWM manufactured Trial, […]

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Recall for Can-Am Spyder motorcycles
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VALCOURT, Que. – Quebec-based BRP Inc. is recalling more than 7,000 of its 2013 Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles in Canada, the United States and elsewhere to fix problems that could lead to fires. A BRP (TSX:DOO) spokeswoman said in an email Tuesday that 1,375 of its Spyder RT2013 models were subject to the recall in […]

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Zero Motorcycles Announces Price Cut
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Zero Motorcycles has reduced the price of all its bikes by $1350, thanks to falling battery prices and better performance. By the time you read this, the official price of all Zero motorcycles will be $1,350 less than it just a few days ago. The company’s entry level FX ZF2.8 now lists for $8,495, while […]

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Top 10 Motorcycle Songs
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Check out his picks for the Top 10 Songs About Motorcycles below: From biker movies like Easy Rider to biker anthems like “Born to Be Wild,” motorcycles have always been romanticized in American popular culture. From biker movies like Easy Rider to biker anthems like “Born to Be Wild,” motorcycles have always been romanticized in […]

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